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Mini Masterpieces show at Revolution Gallery, Buffalo NY.

Michele Melcher

Everyone Loves A Parade

Everyone Loves A Parade

I’m excited to announce that Revolution Gallery in Buffalo, NY is having their first show of 2019 opening TONIGHT! Mini Masterpieces is a collection of 45 artists from around the globe who have created 85 small works. Everything in the show is priced at $300 and under. This is my painting for the show and it’s called “Everyone Loves a Parade”.

Size - 5”x5”

Medium - oil on wood panel

For purchase inquiries and to be added to the collector’s preview and show announcement email list, contact Revolution Gallery.

Autumn 2018 and Early 2019 Show Schedule

Michele Melcher

Hello everyone! It's been a busy summer working on the house and getting ready for this Fall's show schedule. I can't believe that this weekend is Labor Day Weekend (for those of you out of the country, Labor Day is the traditional marker for the "end of summer festivities" in the USA).

So without further adieu, scroll down to see where I will be and what I'm doing event wise for the next few months:

Friday, September 7th, "Poisons and Antidotes" - Black Moth Tattoo and Art Gallery, 18 Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore PA 19003. Reception 6-9 PM

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Saturday, September 8th, "Cult of Meow 2" - Gristle Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn, NY  11211. Reception 6-9PM

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Friday, October 2nd, "All These Witches", Crucible Gallery (online show) www.crucibleartgallery.com

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Saturday, October 20th, "Killing Jar", - - Gristle Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn, NY  11211. Reception 6-9PM

December 1st, "Trading Card Art Show" - Gristle Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn, NY  11211. Reception 6-9PM

January 19, 2019 "After Dark" - Gristle Art Gallery, 26 Bushwick Ave. Brooklyn, NY  11211. Reception 6-9PM

 

 

Sonic Splendor 2 opens at Revolution Gallery and other show news!

Michele Melcher

I've been pretty lax with updating my site and blog lately but wanted to announce some good new! I'm so excited to be a part of Sonic Splendor 2 - group show, at Revolution Gallery. My contribution to the show is an oil painting titled, "Space Oddity", which is my tribute to the late great David Bowie. The show opens this Friday, August 3rd 8-11 PM. The address for the gallery is 1419 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo NY. I will be in attendance, so if you are there stop in and say hello! The piece also made it into a quick little feature in the Centerfold section of The Daily Public this week.

Space Oddity by Michele Melcher

Space Oddity by Michele Melcher

In other news - painting painting painting has been pretty much all that's been happening happening happening around here and that's why I haven't kept up with posting lately. There are a lot of great shows that I'm honored to be a part of this year with more shows lining up for 2019. So yeah - I'd better paint!

Opening this Fall:

Sonic Splendor 2 - group show. Friday August 3rd- September 1st. Revolution Gallery, Buffalo NY.

Cult of Meow 2 - group show. Brooklyn NY. Saturday, Sept 8th - October 13th. Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Poisons and Antidotes - group show. Friday, September 7th - October 28. Black Moth Tattoo and Art Gallery, Ardmore PA

All These Witches - Group Show. Friday, October 5th- Jan 2nd. Crucible Gallery

Killing Jar - Group Show. Saturday, October 20 - November 17. Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Trading Card Art Show - Group Show. Saturday, December 1st - January 12th. Gristle Gallery, Brooklyn NY

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Gallery Shows

Michele Melcher

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As you may know, I have been participating in gallery shows along side my illustration work for some time now. I wanted to give a heads up on the galleries that I am working with so far this year. It is only March and there are some other events that are currently in the works so this list will change and I will update it as soon as I have more information. Thank you!

MAY

"SWEET SHOP" - Opening 5/12/18 Gristle Gallery, NY

SEPTEMBER

"CULT OF MEOW II" - Opening 9/8/18 Gristle Gallery, NY

OCTOBER

"KILLING JAR" - Opening 10/20/18 Gristle Gallery, NY

"All These Witches" - Opening 10/5/18, Crucible Gallery www.instagram.com/cruciblegallery

"TBA" - PRIMER Gallery, Lambertville NJ

DECEMBER

"Trading Card Art Show II" - Opening 12/1/18, Gristle Gallery NY

 

 

 

 

 

Website update, oil painting news.

Michele Melcher

Renewal. Oil on panel. 2018

Renewal. Oil on panel. 2018

As some of you may already know, last fall I began teaching myself to paint with oils. It is something that I never thought that I would be able to do...they take so long to dry, I hated working with acrylics, painted for years in watercolor, didn't want colors to mix into mud, didn't want to have to start over....you know, all of the self imposed excuses why I WOULDN'T be able do it.

Anyway, I chilled out, watched a couple of Youtube tutorials, bought some Liquin (a brand name dryer) to speed up the process and after a little trial and error, to my surprise, started painting. And now it is all that I think about.

Many of these are small mementomori  type studies. I wanted to start out by doing simple skulls and such to get used to the medium and how the paint works. SURPRISE! I've already sold some, and have a gallery show lined up this summer (TBA).

Now that I have more than 1 or 2 decent paintings, I have made a new section on the site under Fine Art called "Oil Paintings" where you can see them. I'll update it regularly, when there is a piece that is worthy of adding. Thanks for looking!

Michele